Environmental education has always been about envisioning a better world—and that's true now more than ever. And because our 2020 Annual Conference and Research Symposium was held online for the first time ever, environmental educators from around the world collaborated to inspire change in more ways than ever before.
For nearly five decades, NAAEE has convened one of the leading annual conferences for environmental education professionals. And the annual Research Symposium attracts new and established researchers to examine in-progress EE research and promote dialogue between researchers and practitioners.
During this unprecedented year, our Annual Conference and Research Symposium brought together educators, students, researchers, global leaders, and rising stars to leverage the power of environmental education to inspire change at all levels. A key focus of this year’s gathering is examining how to strengthen our efforts to dismantle systemic racism in our field and in our society—from how we conduct our research, run our organizations, hire our teams, communicate with others, and so much more.
We know that many in our field have been affected by the pandemic, and we do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone wishing to attend. We are committed to making this online experience accessible to all and are offering reduced rates.